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Insead alumni career tools

  1. 1. Insead AlumniCareer Tool Box<br />Insead Alumni Association France<br />
  2. 2. Contents<br />How to master your career<br />"What?" and "Where to?" questions<br />Reality heck and planning<br />How to make smarter moves<br />Networking & social networking<br />Make yourself seen and heard<br />What to expect from us…<br />The School and the Alumni network<br />The Alumni Association France<br />
  3. 3. 1. How to master your career<br />
  4. 4. How to master your career<br />Self-assessment is key<br />Reflection takes time, so plan in advance<br />Get help! Loved ones, close friends, alumni, career professionals… <br />Don't reinvent your wheel: retrieve earlier reflection & tools (MBTI, Career Leader, ...)<br />Write! Write down plans and thoughts (carry a dedicated notebook)<br />
  5. 5. First, ask...(ask yourself, ask your close ones)<br />
  6. 6. "What?" questions<br />What am I as a professional?<br />What is key to my engagement in my professional life<br />What I succeeded in<br />What I am good at, what I know,(technical and soft skills), who I know <br />What I love doing<br />What I need to have to sustain my chosen life<br />
  7. 7. A startup?<br />Consulting?<br />NGOs?<br />Self employment?<br />An industry I'm passionate about?<br />"Where to?" questions<br />Dream first…(don't forget to dream)<br />
  8. 8. "Where to?" questions<br />What do I want to actually be doing?<br />Where do I (we as a family) want to live and work?<br />In what kind of company culture do I want to work?<br />What is my (our) preferred work/life balance?<br />… That makes up for a direction<br />
  9. 9. … Then plan(Plan your reality check)<br />
  10. 10. Your personal plan<br />Synthesize<br />Choose the role(s) you prefer<br />Select your industrie(s) of interest<br />List companies<br />Check with professional cultures<br />Mind the growth (industry, company)<br />
  11. 11. Your personal plan<br />Define 4 options<br />Your scenario of choice<br />And plans B and C... <br />... And plan D, i.e. the way you don't like much, but certainly pays off.<br />
  12. 12. How deep is your change?<br />Track record<br />Adaptability<br />Conviction<br />Motivation + network<br />TransitionKey Success <br />Factors<br />Industry<br />Same<br />Different<br />Same<br />Role<br />Different<br />
  13. 13. 2. How to make smarter moves: networking<br />
  14. 14. Networking essentials<br />
  15. 15. Networking is key<br />Build and maintain a strong network – start with your classmates, former colleagues and friends<br />Extending your network is important both for successful career progression and significant job transitions (alumni pool: 41,000+ )<br />More than 70% new job leads come through networking contacts. More corporate recruiters are ‘quiet recruiting’<br />In a new job, raising your visibility and knowledge through internal networking with the right people increases success in management decisions.<br />In leadership roles, internal and external networking is essential. The skills for successful leadership hinge on influence and strategic decisions based on diverse sources of knowledge.<br />
  16. 16. Leadership Networking<br />Networking skills critical<br />
  17. 17. Transition Networking<br />Networking and Transition types<br />
  18. 18. Transition Networking<br />Efficient Time Allocation<br />
  19. 19. Networking Do's<br />Start when you don’t need anything<br />Start with your closest friends and extend in small steps<br />Be a resource, be informed: give and take – it's a two-way street<br />Quality not quantity - Effective networking is focused<br />
  20. 20. Networking Targets<br />
  21. 21. Networking tools<br />
  22. 22. Networking Tools<br />Prepare your elevator pitch<br />
  23. 23. Elevator pitch<br />Focus on essence<br />Your positioning statement should take no longer than 60 seconds to deliver <br />Three (3) essential elements to give your contact a quick snapshot of:<br />who you are<br />what you can do – what makes you special<br />and what you want.<br />Practice and adapt<br />
  24. 24. Elevator pitch<br />
  25. 25. How to get in touch<br />Use elevator pitch for introductory email: short & focused<br />Subject line: attract interest – include ‘INSEAD’ if possible – otherwise your message may never be opened<br />Content order:YOU (Why) - ME (positioning statement) – WE (information gathering)<br />Keep the details for the call/meeting.<br />
  26. 26. How to use social events <br />Use social events (and enjoy them)!<br /><ul><li>Choose themed events – common interest
  27. 27. Prepare ideas to discuss
  28. 28. Use-adapt elevator pitch when opportunity arises
  29. 29. Introduce yourself to the organiser
  30. 30. Ask for introductions
  31. 31. Ask questions that show an interest in what others do
  32. 32. Exchange cards, write notes on the back. Record.
  33. 33. Strengthen weak ties – ask for referrals</li></li></ul><li>How to use social events <br />It should be a meaningful exchange of ideas with people ofsimilar interests<br />Focus on gathering pertinentinformation.<br />Start with a little knowledge and build - Listen more than talk about yourself<br />
  34. 34. 3. What to expect from Inseadand Alumni Association<br />
  35. 35. What to expect from the school… A network!<br />
  36. 36. Whom to network with<br />The diversity of the alumni network: Inseadalumni work across 50 sectors<br />Top 10 industries<br />
  37. 37. Whom to network with<br />Total alumni population of 41,100<br />The alumni community is growing by >1500 per year <br />
  38. 38. Whom to network with<br />Finding alumni contacts on INSEAD Connect : The alumni platform<br />firstname.lastname<br />+ Password<br /><br />Email post–graduation: login details for INSEAD Connect<br />To access alumni career services, you must be a member of the alumni association <br />(EMBA 6 months free trial membership)<br />
  39. 39. How to Find Alumni<br />Search for alumni contacts on INSEAD Connect (alumni platform)<br />
  40. 40. Global Clubs and Interest Groups<br /><ul><li>Breaking down the geographical boundaries
  41. 41. Joining the different INSEAD communities</li></li></ul><li>Alumni Career Services<br />
  42. 42. Career advisory platform<br />‘Self-service’ guidance<br />
  43. 43. Insead Career Link<br />Job Postings from and for the alumni community<br />
  44. 44. What to expect from Insead Alumni Association France<br />
  45. 45. Come to the workshops!<br />10+ events every month<br />Know yourself (career-wise)<br />Drive your career<br />Communicate and sell yourself well<br />Major Career topics covered by top consultants<br />How to handle terminations and transitions<br />Networking basics and more<br />Orientation, re-orientation…<br />In French or English<br />This is an opportunity for networking!<br />Contact: BéatriceVerhille<br />, Tel. +33(0)1 42 12 09 01<br />Career Workshops<br />
  46. 46. Career Talk<br />Ask for advice<br />A professional counsel at hand<br />Every Monday morning<br />45-min sessions<br />Free!<br />In French or English<br />Appointments: BéatriceVerhille<br />, <br />Tel. +33(0)1 42 12 09 01<br />
  47. 47. Job Search with Alumni<br />Looking for a job? Wishing to help? Join "RSE" meetings (Recherchesolidaired'emploi)<br />Every 3rd Tuesday of the Month<br />10-12 participants<br />Expose your projects, get feedback<br />Expand your network<br />Learn from peers and seasoned alumni<br />Share your own experience and contacts<br />Contact: BéatriceVerhille<br />, Tel. +33(0)1 42 12 09 01<br />
  48. 48. Job postings <br />See offers from top French schools<br />Visit<br />Access with your alumni ID<br />To and from biz and engineering schools<br />Over 10,000 offers<br />Upload your profile<br />Get alerts<br />Free!!<br />
  49. 49. Get known<br />Insead alumni association's "Mini-CV"<br />We send a set of Alumni resumes every month to major headhunters<br />Send us your profile!<br />Contact: SolennaLebeltel<br /><br />
  50. 50. Join social events<br />20+ clubs by industries<br />Finance & Private Equity<br />Retail & Luxury<br />Business club<br />Meetings in bars<br />Contact: SolennaLebeltel<br /><br />
  51. 51. Involve yourself<br />You have a position to offer?<br />Or improvement suggestions?<br />Help is welcome!<br />
  52. 52. Thanks!<br />Vincent Giolito<br />Nicolas Bontron<br />=> BéatriceVerhille<br />01 42 12 09 01<br /><br />